How to view or download Historical Data in MT4

January 20, 2014

Can I download the historical data for a single symbol in MT4?

Yes, you can. You can download the historical chart data of any symbol from MetaTrader 4 (MT4) and you can view it all one chart if you wish.

Follow the instructions below on how to download the historical data of a symbol as a document:

  1. In your MT4, hit F2 on your keyboard.
  2. Find your chosen symbol that you wish to view the data for
  3. Expand the data by clicking on the + beside your trading symbol
  4. Double click on your chosen time period you wish to download the historical data for. For example, double click on ’30 minutes (M30)’ if you wish to download the data at 30 minute intervals. The information should appear on the right.
  5. Then select all the data. The easiest way to do this is to click the first line, hold SHIFT.  Without letting go of the SHIFT key, scroll to the bottom and then select the last line in the record.
  6. Then click on the button ‘Export’
  7. Choose where you want to save the file and then click ‘Save’

Follow the instructions below on how to download the historical data to view on a chart:

  1. In your MT4, hit F2 on your keyboard.
  2. Find your chosen symbol that you wish to view the data for
  3. Expand the data by clicking on the + beside your trading symbol
  4. Double click on your chosen time period you wish to download the historical data for. For example, double click on ’30 minutes (M30)’ if you wish to download the data at 30 minute intervals. The information should appear on the right.
  5. Then select all the data. The easiest way to do this is to click the first line, hold SHIFT.  Without letting go of the SHIFT key, scroll to the bottom and then select the last line in the record.
  6. Click the button ‘Delete’ twice
  7. Then open a new chart of your chosen symbol at your chosen time period. It should show up empty.
  8. Right click onto the chart and then select ‘Refresh’. This should then load the historical data onto a chart for you to view.

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